Tag Archives: Human Rights

U.S Accuses Nigeria of Rights Violation

***Says Country Abuses Gays, Lesbians Tayo Olanipekun The United States Department of State has said that Nigerian law enforcement agents as well as non state actors carried out torture and enforced disappearances of hundreds of persons, noting that a 2015 law in Nigeria fails to prescribe penalty for anyone inflicting torture on another. In its 2020 Country Report on Human …

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Human Rights Violation Under Lockdown


We all know the situation of things worldwide now, not just in our own immediate community. We know the impact COVID-19 has had on our daily lives and our economy. While people are required to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus or stop it completely, the directive is not very convenient for many Nigerians, especially those …

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Visually Impaired Nigerians Decry Lack Of Policy On Their Wellbeing

Folake Sokoya The Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) has called on government for policies and laws that will enforce the use of white cane by visually impaired citizens in the society. NAB said it is important for policy makers to provide protection for persons using the cane on the streets as it shows “respect for the cane and the …

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Committee For The Defence of Human Rights and Controversial NGO Bill

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has maintained that the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission, proposed by the House of Representatives, to regulate Non-Governmental Organisations, is apparently orchestrated to repress the voice of the people and subjugate Civil Society groups in Nigeria. The Bill is utterly unnecessary, serves no public …

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Aregbesola to Chair ‘Shadows of a Whisper’ a collection of poems presentation

Aregbesola to Chair ‘Shadows of a Whisper’ a collection of poems presentation Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola will on 17th September in Lagos, be the guest of honour and Chairman at the presentation of ‘Shadows of a Whisper’ a collection of poems by Barrister Ladi Soyode. The presentation/launching of the poems which is another deep soul searching art work from …

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